Thursday 23 November 2017

Miss Piggy's moment in the fashion spotlight

Miss Piggy (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Miss Piggy (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) NEW YORK - APRIL 12: *EXCLUSIVE* Meryl Streep and Miss Piggy visit backstage during Good Housekeeping's "Shine On" 125 years of Women Making Their Mark at New York City Center on April 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Good Housekeeping)
Tracey Emin, Miss Piggy and Margo Stilley during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2006 - Julien MacDonald - Runway and Front Row at Natural History Museum in London, Great Britain. (Photo by James Quinton/WireImage)

Belinda White

A cosmetics line, a fashion shoot and a Hollywood premiere for her role as Vogue Paris editor - Miss Piggy is fashion's latest obsession.

She's the karate-chopping diva who has ruled the Muppet roost for nearly 40 years, and now ahead of the opening of her latest movie, Miss Piggy is taking the fashion world by storm.

The Muppets - written by and co-starring Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor, Jason Segel - will see Miss Piggy reincarnated as the editor of Vogue Paris dripping in Chanel tweed and pearls and sporting an Anna Wintour-a-like bob.

With part of the shoot taking place during New York Fashion Week early last year (Miss Piggy was seen sitting front row at Michael Kors and snapped at Marc Jacobs's HQ posing in a custom-made polka dot dress from his main line collection), the fashionable buzz around the film is reaching fever pitch and Miss Piggy has become quite the in-demand muse.

Already this year, she's been the subject of a main fashion spreading American In Style magazine, who invited some of New York's brightest design stars including Jason Wu ( the man behind Michelle Obama's inauguration gown), Prabal Gurung, Suno and shoe designer Brian Atwood to design a catwalk-worthy outfit for her; appeared at New York's Opening Ceremony boutique on Fashion's Night Out to promote a special range of Muppet inspired fashion for the ultra-cool store; and collaborated with cosmetics giant M.A.C on a capsule make-up range (containing false eyelashes, pink blusher and black eyeliner) which hit stores today.

This past weekend she swept into Los Angeles for The Muppets' star-studded premiere, cruising down the red carpet in Marilyn Monroe mode in a slinky white dress, red feather boa and a cascade of platinum blonde hair, and showed that far from the tantrums and tiaras of days gone by, she was the perfect modern fashion muse by recycling an outfit she debuted at a Bafta event in 2007.

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